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The 24 best music websites for rocking your world

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Bob Marley famously said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” If there’s one man who knows what he’s talking about, when it comes to top tunes, it’s Marley. Question is, what are the best places to get hit by the magic of music on the Web? Google “the best music websites” and you get over 300 million results. Happily, you don’t have to wade through them all to find the best because we’ve done the hard work for you. So, crank up the volume and get on down with the best booty shaking sites online.

1. Plug.dj

Now you can be the DJ

2. StereoMood

Choose the tunes that best suit your mood

 

 

4. Songkick

Scan your library and receive notifications of nearby concerts

5. Radio3net

Streaming 1001 albums you must hear before you die

6. GoodMusicAllDay

Ace electronic, hip hop blog and player

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7. Warbeats

Improve your beatmaking skills

8. RainyMood

Cool noise cancellation sounds for chillin’

9. Whosampled

The perfect place for finding music samples

10. Dancingastronaut

Electronic music, news and reviews

 

 

11. Tastekid

Discover related TV, music, movies, books, etc.

12. DI.fm

Great electronic radio resource

13. Live365

Awesome online radio

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14. mp3cut

 The place to cut mp3s online

15. Last.fm

Use your listening history to find related artists

16. BPM4DJs

BPM database

17. TrackItDown

All the latest in electronic music

 

 

18. Simplynoise

A selection of noise cancellation sounds

19. SoundCloud

Audio hosting to share and listen to music

20. TheNeedleDrop

Great music review site

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21. BeatPort

Online electronic music store

22. Classic-Music-Online

Free classical music library with player

23. 22tracks

Simple 22 track playlist categorized by genre

24. SetList.fm

Share and discover the best set lists

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10 must read quotes about television from history’s most creative men

On September 30th it will be 84 years since the world’s first television broadcast. Television, named after Latin and Greek words meaning “far sight”, is arguably one of the most influential technologies ever invented. Since the 1950s it’s been the main medium for melding public opinion and now an incredible 78 percent of the world’s households own at least one TV set. Yet throughout its long and illustrious history it’s been the subject of much criticism. Here’s ten writers, film makers, musicians and poets who who got turned off by the tube.

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.” – John Lennon

“Seeing a murder on television… can help work off one’s antagonisms. And if you haven’t any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.” – Alfred Hitchcock

“Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.” – T. S. Eliot

“I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts.” – Orson Welles

“What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.” – W.H. Auden, The Dyer’s Hand

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx

“If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.”  – Edward R. Murrow

“Television: chewing gum for the eyes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.” – Roald Dahl

“I haven’t had a TV in 10 years, and I really don’t miss it. ‘Cause it’s always so much more fun to be with people than it ever was to be with a television.” – Chuck Palahniuk

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